Tuesday, 6 January 2015

An Abysmal Anecdote

Chapman discovered Keats atop a step-ladder adjusting a photographic self-portrait that he had placed on a large oaken joist that traversed the room. “Isn't that what's known as a selfie?”, called up Chapman proud of his grasp of contemporary parlance. “It is indeed”, replied Keats descending, “but no ordinary selfie, for if you look closely you will see it shows me holding a mobile telephone upon which is displayed a photograph I took of myself – it is a selfie within a selfie”. “I see”, said Chapman unsure that he could, “but why put it there?”. “It is a picture of me within a picture of me...” hinted Chapman. “Of course!”, exclaimed Keats after some reflection, “'Me's on a beam!”